(10/28/13) Eight artists will be displaying and selling their work at the Partners of Black River Memorial Hospital's Annual Holiday Tea, which will be held at Black River Memorial Hospital on Thursday, November 21st from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The theme for the 2013 Holiday Tea is, "It's a Wonderful Life".
The planning committee member responsible for securing artists, Judy Hansen says the artist will have distinctly unique works and there will be a nice variety of artwork and crafts for sale. "We're pleased to offer so many talented artists and crafts," she says. "This will be a great opportunity for people to purchase unique gifts for the holidays". The artists are featured below:
Carrie Farnsworth, Black River Falls, is featuring autumn and Christmas arrangements and wreaths.
Amy Hansen, Chicago, is native of Black River Falls. Amy, a French Pastry School Graduate, recently opened Amy's Candy Bar in Chicago. Named one of the top five new Candy Stores in the nation Amy 's Candy includes, chocolates and specialty items including her Signature Sea Salt Caramels, Belgium Chocolate Cashew Turtles, and Artesian French Nougat.
Lisa Adleman, Chippewa Falls, works with metal, clay, cement and fabric into her art. She will be bringing cement leaves, scarves, silver bracelets, wrap bracelets, silverware jewelry and clay pendants.
Anna Nemec, Black River Falls, started their alpaca farm in 2006 which is now home to 40 alpacas. Anna will showcase the end products created from the alpaca fiber, including, yarn, socks, mittens, hats, vests and scarves. Many warm winter gift options!
Pam Lee, Onalaska, features watercolor art, including landscapes and floral scenes. The landscape art is influenced by the lakes, bluffs, rivers, gardens, and stories from the past.
Jim Havlicek, Black River Falls, offers original handcrafted Sterling Silver necklaces, pendants, money clips, and bracelets.
Linda Osegard & JoAnne Hutson, Neillsville, are the "Smitten Sisters". These ladies will offer handmade mittens and garlands. The mittens are made from 100% recycled wool sweaters, fleece lined and embellished with vintage/recycled buttons. No two pair is exactly alike!
In addition to the artists, there will be a bake sale, the traditional tea table with homemade treats and a visit from Santa at 11:00 a.m. (bring your cameras). Also, there will be raffles, Love Light orders, and holiday merchandise for sale in the Partners' Gift Shop.
A $500 cash donation by Co-op Credit Union will be raffled off at the event. Raffle tickets for the $500 cash prize are available in the BRMH Gift Shop, from the Partners, or available for purchase at the Holiday Tea event. The drawing will be held at the "It's a Wonderful Life" Holiday Tea at 2:45 p.m.
The public is invited to stop for tea, coffee and treats while doing some holiday shopping. All proceeds from this event will go to the Partners' programs and services, including their pledge to the hospital for specialized medical equipment.